FORA.tv Speaker - Amanda Boxtel
Amanda Boxtel is an eLEGS ambassador and liaison for Berkeley Bionics. Last year, she was the first paraplegic woman in the world to test pilot the Exoskeleton Lower Extremity Gait System. Boxtel became an inspirational speaker following a spinal-cord injury nineteen years ago. In 1995, she co-founded Challenge Aspen, a successful nonprofit organization, which enables individuals with disabilities to participate in recreational activities.
In 2008 Aspen Sojourner magazine named her one of three honorees for her contributions to the Aspen community. In 2007, she won the Colorado Rockies Leadership Award. For ten years, she was a professional ski instructor at Aspen Skiing Company; and from 2001 till 2005, she helped establish adaptive skiing programs in Chile, Argentina, and Iceland. In 2002, Amanda carried the Olympic Torch on her monoski.
07.02.11 | 00:42:49 min
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